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096-0113 Armstead T. Johnson High School

Armstead T. Johnson High School
Photo credit: DHR, 2004

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VLR Listing Date 06/17/1998

NRHP Listing Date 08/14/1998

NRHP Reference Number 98001071

Located near Montross in Westmoreland County, Armstead T. Johnson High School was built in 1937. The school was one of the first high schools built for African Americans on the Northern Neck. The A. T. Johnson School is a primary example of rural schools built in accordance with State Board of Education plans and the most intact early-20th-century school in Westmoreland County. It was built in the Colonial Revival style with a gabled central entrance pavilion flanked by two wings. The masonry building boasts handsome brickwork and detailing including brick quoins. The school was named after Armstead Tasker Johnson (1857-1944), a prominent community leader and teacher for over 30 years in Westmoreland County. After receiving Federal Works Progress Administration funding in November 1936, the county moved forward to replace a three-room high school with the present simple yet substantial A. T. Johnson High School.

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VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark

Updated: August 22, 2022